Inventive, moving and gorgeously animated, Inside Out is an instant classic and returns Pixar back to modern form.
An absolute delight! Inside Out moved me to tears … it’s a flat-out masterpiece. Pixar’s 15th featured length film is a landmark for animation and brilliantly shows us the imagination of an 11-year-old girl. It’s by far the best Pixar film since Toy Story 3. Cinematic art doesn’t get any sweeter than Pixar. Battling the emotions inside her head, Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) wrestles with joy, sadness, fear, anger and disgust. Inside Out is uproariously funny as it is tremendously sad.
Riley is upset that her dad (voiced by Kyle MacLachlan) and mom (voiced by Diane Lane) for moving the family San Francisco (painted in dull browns) from bright, cheerful and snowy Minnesota, where Riley loved playing hockey with her friends. School is scary and with no friends, Riley goes into a slum. Joy (voiced by an exquisite Amy Poehler) use to be in charge of the central hub inside Riley’s mind. After a series of unfortunate events, Joy and Sadness (voiced by the ever charming Phyllis Smith) are on a mission to get back to the central hub to save Riley’s emotional state.
Fear (voiced by a hilarious Bill Hader), Disgust (voiced by a sassy Mindy Kaling) and Anger (voiced by a hot headed Lewis Black) are left in squander to keep Riley’s HQ going. Along the way, Joy and Sadness meet Bing Bong (voiced by the brilliant Richard Kind) a lonely, candy-eyed, past imaginary friend of Riley’s. Through Sadness and Joy's adventure to get back to the HQ the audience learn the powerful meaning of friendship, family and love.
Inside Out is a real tearjerker of 2015 and will leave you “in a glass case of emotions.” Pixar adds another classic to their realm of animated glory and will leave you wanting more. Inside Out is a pure burst of imagination for kids, while it’s a heart touching reality and awake up call for parents. It's hands down the best family film of the year! This film is full of life, emotion and tears. It’s riotously beautiful as it is profound. Inside Out receives the highest of highs … five out of five stars! Welcome back Pixar, we’ve missed you. “Take her to the moon for me, Joy.”
Inside Out is rated PG (Parental Guidance). For mild thematic elements and some action.